UIPM 2018 Global Laser Run City Tour: Sunshine and smiles in Abidjan (CIV)
More than 220 aspiring pentathletes took part in a Global Laser Run City Tour in beautiful conditions in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, on October 27.
The competition took place in the sports facilities of the Koumassi Municipal School in the southern part of the city and the age categories ranged from Under-13 through Under-15 to Under-17.
The event built on a successful Laser Run debut in Abidjan (CIV) in 2017.
A spokesperson for the local organising committee said: “There were a lot of curious spectators and all were thrilled to see these young people running and shooting at a nice pace. The weather was also beautiful and clement and we are thankful to everybody at UIPM who supported this event.”
The Ivorian Federation of Modern Pentathlon will arrange one more City Tour in Abidjan at the very end of the year, on December 29.
The UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour was created in 2017 to deliver an exciting, dynamic and fun competition to participants of all ages and offer them an entry point to UIPM Sports.
The Global LRCT took place in parks, stadiums and iconic urban venues in 60 cities around the world in 2017, with more than 15,000 participants. There are about 100 eventsscheduled in 2018.
Laser Run is a development sport of UIPM but aspiring athletes of all ages also have the chance to compete for global titles at the UIPM Laser Run World Championships, the fourth edition of which took place in September 2018 in Dublin (IRL).
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